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Rockwell Kent

Kent, Rockwell, 1882–1971, American painter, muralist, wood engraver, lithographer, book and magazine illustrator, and writer, b. Tarrytown, N.Y. Kent studied with William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. He lived in Labrador, Alaska, Greenland, and Tierra del Fuego and painted vigorous, exotic landscapes during his travels. His graphic art and his painting are notable for their stark, powerful style. Among his major works are Winter (Metropolitan Mus.), Down to the Sea (Brooklyn Mus.), and Toilers of the Sea (Art Inst., Chicago). He is the author of Wilderness (1921), Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan (1924), Salamina (1935), Greenland Journal (1962), the autobiographical This Is My Own (1940), and the autobiography It's Me, O Lord (1955).

See biography by D. Traxel (1980); catalogs by C. Martin (2000) and J. M. Wien (2005).

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